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Population of Beckley, WV

Last official estimated population of Beckley city (Raleigh County**, West Virginia state) was 17,238 (year 2014)[1]. This was 0.005% of total US population and 0.93% of total West Virginia state population. Area of Beckley city is 9.5 mi² (=24.6 km²)[6], in this year population density was 1,812.62 p/mi². If population growth rate would be same as in period 2010-2014 (-0.54%/yr), Beckley city population in 2024 would be 16,333*.


Historical population

Historical population of Beckley city for period 1880-2014:

Beckley city on population map

Estimated population for 2014[1]. Click on flag to hide it.

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Annual growth rate

[1880-1890] +0.93 %/yr
[1890-1900] +8.03 %/yr
[1900-1910] +20.24 %/yr
[1910-1920] +6.74 %/yr
[1920-1930] +8.47 %/yr
[1930-1940] +3.22 %/yr
[1940-1950] +4.2 %/yr
[1950-1960] -0.4 %/yr
[1960-1970] +0.65 %/yr
[1970-1980] +0.3 %/yr
[1980-1990] -0.59 %/yr
[1990-2000] -0.97 %/yr
[2000-2005] -0.13 %/yr
[2005-2010] +0.23 %/yr
[2010-2014] -0.54 %/yr

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Settlements near Beckley city

Oak Hill city population 15 mi,
Hinton city 16.8 mi, 113°
Mabscott town 2.8 mi, 264°
Mount Hope city 8.2 mi, 359°
Sophia town 6.8 mi, 227°
Meadow Bridge town 17.7 mi, 69°
Lester town 8.2 mi, 249°
Rhodell town 13.8 mi, 214°
Pax town 11 mi, 329°
Thurmond town 13.7 mi, 19°


Sources, notices

*Calculated by population.us from last known population growth rate, not official data.

**Some cities are placed on more than one county. Only 1 county is shown.

[1] Cities and Towns (Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions) 2014, archived from the original, retrieved 02/23/2016

[2] City and Town Intercensal Estimates (2000-2010), archived from the original, retrieved 02/23/2016

[3] Places: 1990 and 1999 Populations, With Numeric and Percent Population Change, archived from the original, retrieved 02/23/2016

[4] Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places: 1980,

[5] Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places in history,

[6] Area, latitude longitude data, retrieved 02/23/2016

[7] Through the Decades, Overview 1790-2010, PDF, large files! >100 Mb

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